NY Rangers Trade Rumors: Girardi and Staal on the move?

June 24, 2016, by

Per Pat Leonard, the Rangers are trying to move both Marc Staal and Dan Girardi.

This is certainly an interesting development, as all signs had pointed to one, if not both of them staying. Both are signed to long term deals with big cap hits and no-move clauses, but both carry name brand value.

This could be an interesting draft.


  1. Paulronty says:

    It’s reasonable. to assume that if this is true then Gorton has already received assurance that they would wave their no movement clauses. Otherwise why bother. Maybe after last year they may want out but the Rangers probably would not get a lot for either, except maybe draft picks.

  2. Sammy car says:

    Even a decent pick would be great just to free up space for now and the future. I’ll believe it when I see it

  3. Bloomer says:

    Staal and Girardi are still very capable dman. They both have become scapegoats by many Ranger followers for their coaches’ brutal defensive system, and inconsistent play between the pipes.

    Any team wanting to become a serious cup contender could use either Marc or Danny on their blueline.

    • Duncan Fairweather (@duncfair) says:

      I have a bridge you might be interested in…

    • Dave says:

      They would certainly be better in a less complex system, however at this point in their careers they aren’t getting better, and it’s worth it to free up the cap space to get better.

      • Walt says:

        Worst case scenario, AV could simplify things. Wait, we are talking about AV, forget about it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

        We should contact some recycling company, and see if the can scarp this junk !!!!!!!!!!

  4. Bloomer says:

    I like to see the Rangers trade AV for a draft pick and throw in eddie eddie eddie for future considerations.

  5. BOBBY B says:

    Trying to move Staal & Girardi , like trying to climb Mount Everest with no oxygen!! Good luck Jeff Gorton, you get an A+ for effort!!

  6. Duncan Fairweather (@duncfair) says:

    The only way Gorton trades Girardi is if he makes a deal with the Devil(s) and sends his immortal soul to NJ.

  7. Leetchie Nut says:

    Lol. I love how somehow this is “news.” Well I should HOPE so?!

  8. amy says:

    they will not move staal because they do not have yandle I would move Girardi quicker because of age and injury